County commends IT for ransomware-attack response


March 23, 2022

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County Information Technology staffers stand on the steps of the Linn County Courthouse.

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker gave the county's Information Technology (IT) department a standing ovation Tuesday, March 15, commending its response to a Jan. 24 ransomware attack.

IT Director Steve Braaten introduced his staff of 14, working out of the courthouse and the Health Department: Karen Guilford, Kathy Wynhausen, Vicki Slover, Mark Newman, Christina Low, Steve Pederson, Mike Armstrong, Carl Cole, Lily Daudert, Jack Wagner, Rob Hooper, Josh Fewless and Tim Maerz.

"All of you did a great job," Nyquist said. "We appreciate your work day in...

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